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Member of the National Religious Vocation Conference
Phuong Ngo, O.Carm.; (845) 344-2225 or cell:
(845) 281-8991; e-mail: vocations@carmelites.
com; website: www.carmelitefriars.org.
Claretian Missionaries (C.M.F.) [Missionary
Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary] The Claretians are an apostolic congregation of 3,000 priests,
brothers, and deacons in the Catholic Church
dedicated to the most urgent needs of evangelization
and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in over 60
countries. We were founded by St. Anthony Claret,
who fostered this special charism of evangelization
through community, mission, and prayer with a
strong devotion to our Blessed Mother and the
Eucharist. We serve in a wide variety of ministries
in: parishes, Hispanic/Intercultural Ministry, Youth
Ministry, Campus Ministry, Migrant ministry, Hospital Chaplaincies, Bible Institutes, Media Ministry
(Claretian Publications and Radio Ministry), lay
leadership training, summer camps, promotion of
the National Shrine of St. Jude, Social Justice advocacy, and outreach to the poor and marginalized.
Contact: Fr. Ray Smith, C.M.F. (818) 825-0839 or
via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Vocation website: www.claretianvocation.org. Province
See ad on page 35. Code #092.
Comboni Missionaries (M.C.C.J.) Over 4,000
priests, brothers, sisters and lay missionaries in 42
countries around the world, this institute focuses on
those St. Daniel Comboni loved as “the poorest and
most abandoned people in the world.” In Africa, the
Americas, and Asia, their apostolic work consists of
evangelization—quite often first evangelization—
empowering people in the process of ministering to
their own needs within the religious and the broader
human contexts. In North America, the priests and
brothers do ministry among the poor in New Jersey,
Ohio, California, Illinois, and Ontario. The sisters
work among the poor in Virginia and Maryland.
Persons interested in checking out vocational opportunities for Comboni priests, brothers, sisters
or lay missionaries can use the contact information
that follows; their inquiries will be directed as appropriate. North American Province, 1318 Nagel
Road, Cincinnati, OH 45255; (513) 474-4997;
e-mail: info@ComboniMissionaries.org; website:
www.ComboniMissionaries.org; or Fr. Jose Pimentel Guzman (California), (323) 234-5984; e-mail:
email@example.com; Fr. Ruffino Ezama, (513) 846-
8457; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Fr. Chris Aleti (Chicago), (708) 339-6732; e-mail:
email@example.com; Fr. Jorge Ochoa (
California), (626) 339-1914; e-mail: jeochoa99@yahoo.
com; Fr. Shane Degblor (Canada), (226) 338 8709;
See ad on page 111. Code #123.
Congregation of Christian Brothers
(C.F.C.) Called in faith by a loving God
to a deep relationship with Jesus and
with our brothers, our community was
founded by Blessed Edmund Rice. We are missioned
by the Church for the evangelization of youth. Our
brothers serve on six continents. We welcome men
who sense a call to live in prayerful community and
who wish to minister to those at the margins. Are you
inspired to place your gifts, talents, and possessions
to meet the needs of God’s people, especially the
young? Brothers serve in elementary and secondary
schools, and colleges; are involved in youth and
prison ministries; advocate for justice; and promote
community engagement projects in some of the more
challenged parts of the globe. Are you called to serve
others as an Edmund Rice Christian Brother? Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North America, Province Center, 742 Monroe Ave., Elizabeth, NJ 07201;
Visit us at www.erbrothers.org or www.cfcvocations.
org. See our web ad at vocationnetwork.org.
See ad on page 102. Code #095.
Congregation of Holy Cross
(C.S.C.) The Congregation of Holy
Cross was founded in France in 1837.
Blessed Basil Moreau began a commu-
nity of priests, brothers and sisters, to educate the
children of LeMans, France, and to assist in the dio-
cese as auxiliary priests. In just five years, he sent six
brothers and a priest to the United States as mis-
sionaries where they began the school in northern
Indiana that eventually became the University of
Notre Dame. The priests and brothers serve at five
other institutions of higher learning: St. Edward’s
University (Austin, TX), the University of Portland
(Portland, OR), King’s College (Wilkes-Barre, PA),
Stonehill College (North Easton, MA), and Holy
Cross College (Notre Dame, IN) as well as many
high schools. Today Holy Cross religious serve in
parishes, schools, and missions in 15 countries span-
ning the world. In 2010, the Congregation celebrat-
ed the canonization of Brother André Bessette, who
was known as “The Miracle Man of Montreal” and
oversaw the building of St. Joseph’s Oratory in Mon-
treal. To learn more visit our websites: www.holy-
crossvocations.org [Priests]; www.holycrossbroth-
ers.org [Brothers]; www.holycrosscongregation.org.
See ad on page 107. Code #097.
Congregation of St. Basil (C.S.B.) Founded in
1822 in France by ten diocesan priests to educate
youth and prepare candidates for the priesthood, the
Basilian Fathers are inspired by the life, teaching,
and example of St. Basil the Great. Our spirituality
is best characterized by a blend of values from the
diocesan priesthood and religious life. Our primary work is education and evangelization within
parishes, campus ministries, schools, and colleges.
Guided by the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, we teach and preach in imitation of Christ the
Teacher. We currently serve in Canada, US, Mexico,
and Colombia. For more information, contact the
Director of Vocations at 416-653-3180 ext. 174, or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.basilian.org.
See ad on page 132. Code #411.
Congregation of the Mission (C.M.) (See Vincentian
Priests and Brothers)
Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata (C.S.S.) Stigmatine Priests and Brothers belong to an international
community headquartered in Rome, with houses in
the U.S., Italy, England, German, South Africa, Ivory
Coast, Tanzania, Botswana, Brazil Paraguay, Chile, India, Georgia (Russia), the Philippines, and Thailand.
St. Gaspar Bertoni founded in 1816 and entrusted the
Congregation to the protection and patronage of Mary
and Joseph, the Holy Spouses, because their marriage
prepared, welcomed, and educated the mission of
the Son of God. CSS motto, “Euntes Docete” is Latin
for “Go Forth and Teach.” Apostolic work: seminary
formation, spiritual direction, counseling, retreats,
campus/youth/parish ministry, voluntary foreign missions, parish missions. Stigmatine formation offers a
customized academic program based on individual
background, but maintains a common character
by the quest to unity in life through contemplation
and apostolic activity, shared fraternity, dedication
to work, quest for excellence, coupled with humility. Men ages 18-45 are invited to contact Fr. Geoff
Deeker, 554 Lexington St., Waltham, MA 02452-
3097; (413) 822-0904; e-mail: geoffd@stigmatines.
Crosier Fathers and Brothers
(O.S.C.) Crosiers long to imitate
Christ through the union of mind and
heart in community and through a life
of liturgical prayer and ministry.
Guided by the Rule of Augustine, we live together
for God alone, serving the Church and the people
of God. Consider becoming a Crosier if you have
a deep passion to follow Christ, if you desire to live
in a community of priests and brothers where you
live for God alone by seeking to combine contemplative routines with a shared ministerial life, and
if you feel called to join with other men who love
the liturgy of the Church and who are committed
to common prayer. Crosiers are an international
order headquartered in Rome, with U. S. communities in Onamia, Minnesota, and Phoenix, Arizona.
Contact Fr. Dave Donnay, osc, at P.O. Box 500,
Brothers of the Sacred Heart
(S.C.) The Brothers of the Sacred Heart were
founded in 1821 by Father André Coindre, a French
priest who responded to the needs of marginalized
youth. Today, the Brothers of the Sacred Heart shape
the lives of youth with the love of Christ in 32 countries. As Brothers, we live in community and gather
together daily for prayer, for Eucharist, to share experiences, and to support one another. As Brothers
we contribute to the evangelization of the world
particularly through the education of youth. In the
U.S., we minister in schools, parishes, college campuses, and literacy centers. As Brothers we imitate
Jesus who proclaimed Himself as Brother to all. If
you would like to change the world by making a
difference in the lives of young people, please contact
Bro. Ronald Hingle, email@example.com; 504-913-
0005 or Bro. Mike Migacz, mikemigacz@hotmail.
com; 732-718-8559; BrothersoftheSacredHeart.org.
See our web ad at vocationnetwork.org.
See ad on page 95. Code #203.
Capuchin Franciscan Friars (O.F.M.
Cap.) The Capuchins are a distinctive
Order within the Franciscan family.
They are an evangelical brotherhood of
men who preach, serve the physically
and spiritually poor, teach, administer the sacraments, cook, and counsel in various settings in North
America. Some friars are also missionaries in Africa,
Asia, Central America, and the South Pacific. There
are approximately 11,000 Capuchin friars worldwide, with about 800 of those living within nine
provinces throughout Canada and the U.S. For more
information contact the Capuchin Vocation Office
nearest you. Western America: P.O. Box 618,
Solvang, CA 93464-0618, (805) 686-4127, e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.
beafriar.com. Mid-America: (303) 477-5436, e-mail:
email@example.com, website: www.capuchins.
org. Pennsylvania: (888) 263-6227, e-mail: frtom-
firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.capuchin.com.
Midwest USA: (773) 475-6206, e-mail: vocation@
capuchinfranciscans.org, website: www.capuchin-
franciscans.org. New York/New England: (845)
642-1025, e-mail: email@example.com,
website: www.capuchin.org/vocations. New Jersey/
Southeast USA: (201) 863-3871, e-mail: capuchin-
firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.capuchinfriars.org.
See ad on page 57. Code #091.
Carmelite Friars ( O.Carm.)—Pure Heart of
Mary Province During the canonization of Saint
Nuno Alvares in 2009, Pope Benedict said, “Carmel
teaches the Church how to pray.” Pope Francis
emphasized this again when he addressed the
Carmelites at their General Chapter in 2014. Much
has developed and changed in the 800-year life of
our Carmelite fraternity, but the common thread
that has always distinguished the Carmelite way
is that our lives are defined by prayer, community
and apostolic works. It’s a balanced way of life
that leads you closer to Christ while in service to
His Church. Two great figures in the Bible have
inspired Carmelites. Mary, the mother of Jesus and
Elijah, the prophet of Mount Carmel, have helped
the community see how to be contemplative and
active; prayerful and prophetic; reflective and
apostolic. Do you feel called to Carmel? Contact
Fr. Paul Henson, O. Carm.; email@example.com;
(520) 325-1537 ext. 115; website: Carmelites.net.
See ad on page 50. Code #112.
Carmelite Friars (O. Carm.)—St. Elias Province As the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary
of Mount Carmel in the New York Province of St.
Elias, we serve the people of God in the United
States, Vietnam and Trinidad & Tobago. Through
our prayer, community and service, our ancient
religious order continues the Carmelite charism
started more than 800 years ago. Our ministries
include parish work, retreat work, chaplaincy,
campus ministry, counseling and Spiritual direction. Please contact our vocation office and visit
our website for more information. Vocation Directors: Fr. Francis Amodio, O.Carm. and Fr. Joseph